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Types of Stimulus Prompts and Response Prompts in ABA

In Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), there are two types of prompts: stimulus prompts and response prompts.

Stimulus prompts are external cues that remind the individual of what they should be doing. For example, a picture of a drink may be a stimulus prompt for an individual to ask for a drink.

Response prompts are cues that help the individual to respond correctly. For example, if an individual is asked to name a color, a response prompt might be to say “red” if the color red is presented.

Both stimulus and response prompts are important in ABA, as they help the individual to learn new skills and to generalize those skills to new situations.

Motivating Operations and Discriminative Stimuli

The Simple Way to Remember MOs vs SDs First things first, don’t think you’re alone when it comes to struggling with motivating operations and discriminative stimuli. Other than single subject design, my BCBA friends and my friends preparing to become BCBAs have an extremely difficult time wrapping their heads around motivating operations. It’s easy to …

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How to Become a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT)

Registered Behavior Technicians implement treatment plans designed by Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA) and Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analysts (BCaBA). RBTs play a crucial role in the remediation of deficits associated with autism. RBT work is extremely gratifying, and a job that anyone would be proud to hold. But how do you become an RBT? …

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